GCAA signs MoU with UK for air accident investigations
The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA ) has entered into a mutual agreement with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) of the United Kingdom on cooperation relating to aircraft accident and incident investigation.
The MoU aims to enhance aviation safety through the two parties' cooperation in the investigations into the civil aviation accidents and incidents.
Both GCAA and AAIB, whenever resources allow, will offer mutual assistance and the use of air safety investigation manpower, facilities and equipment as it deems appropriate. Such assistance may include expertise in the fields of engineering, operations, flight recorders and human performance.
GCAA’s director general, Saif Al Suwaidi, said: "Cooperation with international aviation-related entities is part of GCAA strategic plan initiatives in creating more advanced, communicative and responsive safety environment through partnership and alliances with national and international stakeholders."
In addition to its in-house modern flight recorders' lab located in Abu Dhabi, the GCAA will get benefits in utilizing the AAIB's read-out and analysis labs as well as expertise and other technical resources for the old types of flight recorders.